A dying baby boy was found in a trash can inside a comfort room at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). According to Consuelo Bungag, a spokesperson of Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), a janitress named Maricel Guliman saw the heartbreaking scene at around 10:40-11:15 Tuesday morning.
According to them, Guliman saw the woman who abandoned the baby on its way out of the restrooms. Guliman claims she suspected that something isn’t right about the woman because she took too long to leave.
When she went to check the cubicle, she saw a heavily-breathing child wrapped in a white scarf. The umbilical cord was still attached, along with the placenta.
Guliman said the baby seemed to be in a critical condition as its lips and nails have already turned dark.
“Diyan namin siya nilapag, pagbukas namin, bata talaga. Hindi siya umiyak. Maitim na yung labi niya tsaka yung mga kuko niya…sabi ng nurse, buhay po,” Guliman said.
The baby was immediately rushed to MIAA medical clinic. Airport medical staff, including doctors Claro Isidro and Lorena Purisima, successfully revived the baby boy after 20 to 30 minutes of resuscitation.
The baby was later transferred to Pasay General Hospital for more medical treatment.
Luckily, the boy has survived. As reported by GMA News, the baby boy is now in stable condition.
Dr. Sylvette Saceda of the Pasay City General Hospital told GMA News, describing the condition of the baby: “Stable po as of now, non-oxygen requiring po. Maganda ang cardiac.”
The baby boy weighed 2.7 kilograms, have undergone newborn screening and has been administered with antibiotics.
The Pasay City General Hospital administration office said anyone who wishes to claim the baby in the future will be subjected to a thorough investigation including evaluation of their capacity to care for the child, considering how he was abandoned at birth.
If no one would come to claim the little angel, he will be turned-over to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
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